BitTorrent Shoot lets you securely share files between Android, iOS and Windows Phone


BitTorrent Shoot

Moving files on mobile devices is no longer the complicated process it once was and we have several companies to thank for that. The latest offering of an easy file transfer application comes from BitTorrent and its new Shoot app, a QR-based app that lets you transfer files between Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices with ease.

To send files with Shoot, all you have to do is tap on the respective option and the app will automatically generate a QR code. The recipient then has to scan the QR code by selecting the option to receive something (which activates the camera) and the file transfer will initiate. Obviously, both the sender and the recipient need to have the Shoot app installed in their devices. The app uses the peer-to-peer technology BitTorrent is famous for in order to transfer files and there are no limitations size-wise. A single option will let you choose not to upload anything over cellular data which is probably a good idea, especially when transferring larger files.

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In contrast to other similar apps, BitTorrent Shoot is a premium app. The first three file transfers are free so that you can see if the app is right for you but after that you will need to unlock the premium version by a one-time in-app purchase of $1.99. Note that you can actually receive files forever without paying anything but sending files back is when the premium version must be unlocked. This might not make it a viable option for those who simply want to send a few files to their friends every now and then but if you regularly transfer files between your mobile devices, Shoot might be one of the fastest ways to accomplish that.